Wednesday, July 18, 2012

an aria for Ariara Island, The Philippines

After Boracay Island was named the world's best island for 2012 in a recent survey by Travel + Leisure Magazine U.S., Tourism Philippines figured once again in the best list by an international fashion magazine. This time around, in the United Kingdom.

The British edition of Vogue Magazine named Ariara Island in Palawan as the world's No. 1 best getaway spot!

The wow factor: Created by British couple Charles and Carrie McCulloch, Ariara is a 125-acre private island retreat in the Calamian Islands in the Philippines province of Palawan. Just 17 guests are accommodated in eight villas and suites situated on a 600-metre beach on this jungle-swathed island, edged by pristine beaches and surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life. All bedrooms have private terraces and gardens. In short, it is a tropical island paradise where you are guaranteed to have the beach to yourself. It offers boating, including unlimited use of Ariara’s 33ft speedboat, a 100ft trimaran and kayaks, diving trips with all equipment, massages and a cinema in the main lodge.

Did you know? Ariara is one of more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines, making it the second-largest archipelago in the world after Indonesia, which has 18,000 islands.

Stay: Original Diving offers seven nights at Ariara Island from £2,100 per person on a fully-inclusive basis, including, activities and international/domestic flights and boat transfers to the island, based on a party of between 15 and 17 guests. Fuel and alcohol are extra. Ariara Island is also featured by Audley Travel.--travel and leisure magazine, UK

The US$295 (Php12,000) a night per person private resort island has everything a luxurious tourist needs in a tropical island getaway!

This private paradise can be yours to share with whom you choose and no-one else!

From Manila to Ariara: Either a short hop by helicopter; Or a domestic flight and transfer by boat.

Before it figured in British Vogue's top list, Ariara Island was also featured in various magazines in the United Kingdom such as Angels and Urchins, Harrods Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Spectator, Wine and Dine, Urbanollogy, and Tatler according to

The issue will hit news stands in August.

*all photos from ariara island's website


  1. This is the first time I heard of Ariara.

    Ang mahal ha. Isang linggong trip na yan sa North eh. Hahaha.

    1. or isang linggo ay equivalent na sa isang buwang Southeast Asia trip, Rob :D


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